Monday, September 5, 2016

Joy Cometh in the Morning


Or sometimes at 2:27 in the afternoon. Yesterday.

As you may or may not remember, back at the end of July I sent the finished Civil War novel to my agent. She warned me that she had several manuscripts ahead of mine and it would be some weeks before she got back to me.

Time passed. During which I began to sketch out several scenarios, most of which involved her reading it and HATING every word then dilly dallying over how to tell  me there was no way under heaven she could represent such a steaming pile of-

You get the idea. I've spent weeks now, feverishly checking my email, waiting for the blow to fall. 

Yesterday she emailed to say she'd finished it and that, in her opinion, I'd written a great novel (italics hers,) far and above anything I'd ever written. And that she can think of a number of editors who'd like to see it.

Oh, be still my heart!  I will, of course, keep you informed . . .



22 comments:

Ms. A said...

Congratulations on the good news and best wishes for more.

daybreak said...

Hooray Hooray HOORAY!!! I'm not surprised at all............your previous books were really good, and blogfollowers could see the fantastic bones of The Novel as you revealed them. Congratulations, Vicki.....well deserved.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read it!

JJM said...

I actually shouted "Yeaaaa!" out loud and applauded. Only the fact that my laptop was actually on my lap kept me from jumping to my feet and doing a little "Yes! Yes! Yes! dance. Congratulations, Vicki!

Pat in east TN said...

Exciting times for you, but even more for us knowing such a book is coming our way! Congratulations Vicki!

KarenB said...

Wonderful news!! I'm so excited! Congratulations and well done!

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

Great news, Vicki. It's no surprise your agent thought it your best effort. Like fine wine you are improving with age. We can't wait to read it. J & D

Frances said...

Oh Vicki, I am delighted to see this news! There was no doubt in my mind that your agent would love your new novel...but to actually see the praise in writing must be such a thrilling relief.

Have a wonderful time celebrating on this Labor Day! xo

Anonymous said...

I cannot WAIT! I'm so excited to see what you've done with the characters! You're so diligent to be true to who we mountain folk are! I knew if ANYone could write about this, you could!

Waiting with such great anticipation! I know I'll have to read it all in one sitting (true to form)!

Beth Plemmons Robinson said...

Well that one just above is from me, so it isn't truly anonymous. Haha

NCmountainwoman said...

Doing the "Happy-Happy-Joy-Joy" dance here. Now celebrate. There will be many more celebrations with this book in months to come. I am so happy for you!

Alicia Morgan said...

Wooo hooo! That's fantastic! I can't wait to read it!!!

Gayle Pearson said...

Appropriate news for Labor Day! So happy for you and us! Can't wait to read the great book -- always knew it would be. Congratulations!

Martin Hodges said...

Whoo-hoo! Can you hear me cheering over here? Such wonderful news. I'm so pleased for you.

Carol Crump Bryner said...

Yipee! Congratulations Vicki.

Gwen said...

Hallelujah!

Vicki Lane said...

Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! And now the waiting (which could be considerable) begins. I will keep you posted . . .

Lee said...

Congratulations, Vicki! Another job better than well done!
Linda

Jim Egerton said...

Bravo Vicki!!! What wonderful news. Now the big waitfor all of us.

katy gilmore said...

Well done Vicki! Oh what fun that must have been! Yay and double yay for this important step - and it was great watching the process! Bravo!!!

Stella Jones said...

Wow that's wonderful!

Darla said...

Fantastic news! Fingers crossed for you! (sorry late…catching up on blog reading)